Pexels 3.0

Best free stock photos in one place

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#4 Product of the WeekJanuary 19, 2016

Pexels is a search engine for free stock photos you can use today. This should be your go-to destination when searching for a photo for your next project, or anything.

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Bruno Joseph
Bruno JosephMaker@3runjo · Co-Founder of Pexels
We just launched the third version of Pexels. With this version we want to make it even easier to find completely free stock photos. What has changed since the last version? - You can like photos to save them for later and to motivate the photographer - We now add 20 new images per day (twice as many as before) - You can upload your own photos to Pexels: - A new discover page ( - API ( - Many design improvements (new header, larger preview images, beautiful new photo details, …) We hope you like the changes. If you have any question about Pexels I'll be more than happy to answer them.
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@3runjo Any plans to allow image tagging?
Sam Schooler
Sam Schooler@samschooler · Cereal (like the breakfast) Entrepreneur
@joshdance @3runjo I think they already have tagging in the sense that I'm thinking of. When you upload right under the picture there is a form for tags.
Siddharth Gupta
Siddharth Gupta@siddygups · Student
@joshdance @3runjo just about to say this. Pexels is by far the best resource for free images, but I find that the in-built tagging categories are too broad.
Steven Lam
Steven Lam@slamboogie88 · Digital Asset Manager / Content Producer
@3runjo If your stock photos are free. How can Pixel be sustainable as a business model? Will Pixel indemnify all of these free stock images being offered on your platform?
Pedro Wunderlich
Pedro Wunderlich@pddro · Maker of oddball apps (3x ❤️ by Apple)
@3runjo In my opinion, the best free stock photos website of the bunch. Great interface, phenomenal selection. Congrats on the launch!
Jack Smith
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
there seem to have been lots and lots of stock photo websites posted to product hunt. does any one have any insights as to how they compare?
Ingo Joseph
Ingo JosephMaker@ingojoseph · Founder of Pexels
@_jacksmith Compared to other free stock photo providers Pexels has a huge and a fast growing library with only high-quality pictures. Moreover, we have a powerful search and we’re constantly improving Pexels.
Scrivs@scrivs · Creation Scientist, Makers Mob
@_jacksmith To be honest they are all starting to have the exact same photos. Hitting up aggregators like always seems to be my course of action.
Cody@rdbrdd · Founder of Redbearded
@scrivs I agree @_jacksmith They all seem to have the same images at this point.
Elia Morling
Elia Morling@tribaling ·
@_jacksmith I like to be open minded, loving and caring. However, why the heck do we have a new photo aggregation site at the top on PH every week? Can someone please explain?
Ross Currie
Ross Currie@rossdcurrie · Founder, Brutal TearDowns
@_jacksmith I've used a few. Pexels is user friendly and has a good selection. Licensing details are very clear and easy to find. They're also not pushing the premium photos in your face like some of the other free stock aggregators
Gabriel Reynard
Gabriel Reynard@gabrielreynard · Business Lover ✌
Pexel is one of the best sources for high quality stocks. This new version makes it easier to find and download images.
Bruno Martins
Bruno Martins@bruno_mart · Digital Designer @ Snupps
I've tried a lot of different free stock photos websites and Pexels as been my number one go to source for my needs. Great work on the update guys!
Pedro Wunderlich
Pedro Wunderlich@pddro · Maker of oddball apps (3x ❤️ by Apple)
@bruno_mart Same here. It's just awesome.
Diego Iglesias
Diego Iglesias@diego_iglesias · CPO/Product Manager
awesome work, best free stock image site no doubts